Baseball Card Show Purchase #5 – The Start Of A New Subset: 2011 Topps ‘Prime 9 Players Of The Week’
I was not seeking out the cards in this purchase, and to be honest I did not know that they existed.
But, since I did not have to dedicate any time to sifting through cards from the new Panini, Pinnacle, or Topps Chrome sets, I had a little more time to dig into some other things.
So, I looked for the ‘Silver Lining’ and I think that I did pretty well…
I was able to rescue two cards from the 2011 Topps ‘Prime 9 Players of the Week’ set. These cards were obtained back in 2011 through a redemption process – buyers of 2011 Series 2 hobby boxes could obtain redemption cards that would be exchanged for these ‘Prime 9’ cards on a weekly basis throughout the second half of the 2011 season.
This set features one player for each position, and includes a mix of both former and current stars.
I fell upon two cards from this set – back to back – in a $1 box. I bought both.
Here is the card of Ichiro:
And here is the card of Sandy Koufax:
As soon as I got home from the show, I researched the checklist. This is a set I will be going after as it is star-studded.
Obviously Ichiro makes up one of the outfield spots in this set, and Koufax is the starting pitcher.
Consider this a new challenge for ’30-YOC’. This set looks great and will be a perfect complement to my ‘Prime 9 Home Run Legends’ set that is nearing completion.